Calls for Bu­ratai’s res­ig­na­tion un­re­al­is­tic — Rep

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

Those call­ing on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieu­tenant-Gen­eral Tukur Bu­ratai, to re­sign in­tend to dis­tract him, a mem­ber of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Solomon Ah­winahwi (PDP, Delta), has said.

Ah­winahwi, who is the deputy chair­man, com­mit­tee on de­fence, said that the calls for Bu­ratai’s res­ig­na­tion lacked merit be­cause he had de­clared his as­sets to the mil­i­tary au­thor­i­ties long be­fore he be­came the Army chief.

The law­maker, speak­ing in Abuja, said that the calls could dis­tract Bu­ratai from win­ning the war against the Boko Haram in­sur­gents.

While ap­peal­ing to those mak­ing the calls to stop politi­cis­ing se­cu­rity is­sues, the law­maker ap­pealed to Nige­ri­ans to con­tinue sup­port­ing the Nige­rian Army to record more suc­cess in their task of de­feat­ing in­sur­gents.

Also, the Coali­tion For Civil So­ci­ety Groups (COCSG), has called for cau­tion in con­demn­ing Bu­ratai over his own­er­ship of 1.5 mil­lion dol­lars’ worth of man­sions in Dubai, say­ing that the facts of the mat­ter sug­gested that he duly de­clared his own­er­ship of the build­ings.

At a press con­fer­ence held in Abuja, week­end, Com­rade Bassey Etuk, JP, the pres­i­dent of COCSG, called on Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari to con­tinue the fight against cor­rup­tion, de­spite ob­vi­ous dis­trac­tion.

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